"A Flying Tribute to the Tribes" the sixth SkyWindWorld, Inc. exhibit at Billings Logan Airport since 1999, is a collection of artist rendered flying kites that have special significance to Native American people. They were created by American kite masters, using creativity and engineering precision and provide vivid photo opportunities. The opening ceremony is Friday May 17th at 5:30 with blessings and Native American dancing and the kite exhibition lasts through March 2014. Refreshments will be served and parking tickets will be validated. Traditional native dress is encouraged.
When Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery passed through the West more two hundred years ago, various tribes watched and sometimes assisted -- most by allowing the Corps to travel through native occupied lands, often unchallenged. Native Americans also provided directions, information, food, horses and protection. Without their assistance, the historic journey would have failed. This colorful exhibit gives tribute to native peoples who helped assure the success of our greatest national adventure.
The exhibit sponsor, SkyWindWorld, Inc., is a Billings-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit with a passion and mission for providing STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for children, through kite building and making art fly. SkyWindWorld board members will be available to lead group tours on opening night and ongoing, with advanced reservation.
The image of the "Chief Joseph War Shirt" Kite is by artist John Pollock. Please contact Terry Zee Lee at 406-698-9369 for more information.